Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Scott Feiner returns to the stages of Rio with his acclaimed Pandeiro Jazz project. His band is stellar: Jessé Sadoc (trumpet); Josué Lopes (saxophone), Rafael Vernet (piano) and Alberto Continentino (bass).
Santa Sexta (Leblon)
Friday nights at Melt are the local jump off in Leblon, featuring everything from rock to samba on 2 floors.
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: R$60 for Men, R$25 for Women
Arcade ON Fire! (Botafogo)
Inset coin to party. It’s Friday night, don’t be home alone playing your video games. Take the virtual world with you to Casa da Matriz! To celebrate twenty years of Street Fighter 2 and our little twenty years, we will make that party you always wanted to friends, beer, beerbong, indie, alternative, electro, 80s, 90s and more!
Casa da Matriz
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2286-5257
Entrance: R$20 on Lista Amiga, R$30 without
Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz (Humaitá)
After the success of his show at Rock in Rio, New York native Scott Feiner returns to the stages of Rio with his acclaimed Pandeiro Jazz project. His band is stellar: Jessé Sadoc (trumpet); Josué Lopes (saxophone), Rafael Vernet (piano) and Alberto Continentino (bass).
Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto – 8:30PM
Rua Humaitá 163 (Entrance at Rua Visconde Silva) – Humaitá – Tel 2535-3846
Entrance: R$30, Lista Amiga R$20
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Ney Matogrosso (Lapa)
This singer’s success has been so great that he wanted to arrange a new date in Lapa. And to the delight of fans, tonight, Ney will be kicking off his tour “Beijo Bandido”.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua Arcos – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-5873
Entrance: R$40 for Students, R$64
Batuque Carioca (Lapa)
A lot of samba and pagode to light up the crowd at this popular nightlife spot in Lapa.
Gargalo – 9PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 64, Lapa – (21) 2242-0857
Democratic Wednesday, Day Forró (Lapa)
“Seed of Brazilian Music” features Gerard Jr. and Terreiro Cearense, on stage at the Democraticos. The repertoire is filled with instrumental music, samba, forro, and especially tears, reminding teachers like Luiz Gonzaga, Jackson do Pandeiro, Ermano Morais, Jacob’s Mandolin, Hermeto Pascoal, Trio, Dorival Caymmi, Sivuca, Dominguinhos, among others. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 for women & students, R$25 for men
Roda de Forró (Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro do not want to miss the next Roda de Forró which opens this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca. Roda de Forró happens every week, bringing together the best groups of its kind in Rio club scene, always with special guests.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 9PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Batuque na Cozinha (Lapa)
The samba group, which follows the pattern of the groups of the 70s and 80s, is a classic tour of samba, ranging from Santa Rosa to Zeca Pagodinho.
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
PUBS & BARS:
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça
Rua Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out on the weekends, with live music and all sorts of pub games such as darts and pool. Local expat joint, so no need to bring your dictionary!
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
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